Fostoria American Round Salver with third party Cake Dome

Dome Covers for the Round Salver

Cake Salvers & Servers

While the Fostoria Glass Company did not produce any glass covers for the Round Salvers, it might be possible to find one (from another company) that will suit your needs.  I recently read a comment from someone that was trying to find a cover for their Round Salver; hence, I started an experiment to see if there were any products on the market today that might work.  Continue reading to find out what worked, and what did not.

Cake Salver Covers - 9.5 InchMosser Glass currently makes cake domes in a variety of sizes: 5.5″, 8.5″, 9.5″, and 11″.  Since the American Round Salver has a top diameter of approximately 10″, it seems logical that the Mosser 9.5″ cake dome would fit.  Unfortunately, it almost fits.  Even though the salver is 10″ across, we tend to forget that an entire 1″ of that top diameter consists of a beautiful beveled edge that does not lay flat.  There is about ½″ on each side, preventing the 9.5″ cake dome to be seated properly.  The cover sits partially on the inside beveled edge (see highlighted area).  If you move it off of the edge on one side, it sits high on the edge from the opposing side.  Since the dome is 9.5″ and the actual flat area of the salver is 9″, the dome does not sit evenly.  One needs to be careful when placing the cover on the salver.  Using it will increase the possibility of chipping the decorative edge of your salver (or the glass dome itself).  It simply does not fit squarely on top, preventing an air-tight seal.

Cake Salver Covers - 8.5 Inch

Mosser Glass 8.5″ Glass Dome

One could use the smaller 8.5″ cake dome by Mosser Glass.  This particular size does work; however, you would not be able to use it if serving a standard 9″ round cake.  When serving cake, you need to consider the thickness of your frosting.  When placing a cover over a cake, you need to have some free space on the sides so that you don’t scrape the frosting off.

Smaller cakes or other appropriately-sized desserts would work great with the 8.5″ Mosser Cake Dome.  While there is some space between the dome and the edge of the salver, the dome does look very attractive on it.  Mosser Glass advertises this cover as having an 8.5″ diameter; however, the one I personally own is slightly under 8¼″ (which accounts for the extra space between the dome and salver).  Keep these details in mind, as small measurements can have a big impact on whether your cake will fit under a glass cover.

If you are expecting the same type of thick and substantial glass that came from Fostoria, I don’t believe you will find it.  I have not found it in any of the glass domes I have tried thus far.  All of the domes I experimented with were light-weight and made with thin glass.

Cake Salver Covers

MyGift Cake Dome from Amazon

The big surprise came; however, when I tried a completely different cake cover from a brand I had never heard of.  I purchased a MyGift dome cover through Amazon.  It, too, is made of thin glass and weighs about one pound.  The product dimensions are 8.7 x 8.7 x 5.9 inches, and it fits the Round Salver quite nicely.  I do wish it was a bit taller, but other than that, it works very well.  It has a classic and rounded look to it, which does not compete with the artistic Round Salver.

As you can see from this photo, I am using the MyGift dome to cover a cheesecake.  The cheesecake was heavily decorated on top, and the glass cover did not touch or smash any of the cheesecake (top or sides).  I was pleasantly surprised to see how nice this cover looked on the salver.  While I can’t use this particular dome for a standard 9″ cake, it ended up being the glass dome that I favored the most.  I like the way it looks, and out of all the different covers I tried, this one fit the best!


Fostoria American Round SalverThe Round Salver was designed to serve cake and other desserts.  A standard cake fits beautifully on it, almost to perfection.  Truth be told, there is not much room to even allow for a covered dome – as a frosted cake almost extends to the edge of the salver.  As I mentioned, it is a perfect fit.  Uncovered, and in its original state, the Round Salver is quite beautiful.

Fostoria American Round SalverThere are times; however, that you will want to use a salver for smaller desserts, or other delicious foods.  I often use one when serving gelatin salads.  When doing so, I have room on the salver to use a cake dome.  This is most helpful, especially when you need to store items in the refrigerator for any length of time.  The cover keeps the food fresh and free of airborne particles.

You can find more information on the glass dome products that I tried in the paid links below.

Full Disclosure:  I am an Amazon Associate; thus, I earn from qualifying purchases.  That being said, the particular item that worked best for my needs was purchased from Amazon.  In addition, Mosser Glass also offers beautiful and classic cake stands in a variety of colors.  You can find more information on their wonderful products at their company’s website.

MyGift 8.7 Inch Round Glass Dome from Amazon (paid link).  This is the cover that is pictured above with a cheesecake.  It is also the featured image of this post.

Mosser Glass Cake Dome 8.5 Inch from Amazon (paid link).  This cover is also featured above, clearly showing how it sits on top of the salver.

In summary, the Fostoria Glass Company did not offer glass covers or domes for their American Round or Square Salvers.  Even so, you might still be able to find a glass dome that will suit your needs.  Much will depend on the type of dessert you are serving, along with its height and diameter measurement.  I hope you have found this information helpful!  ♥

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